Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A is for ...

And we're off! Joined this blog hop about 2 days before it started last year - talk about no pressure! This year I have every intention of having all my posts written and scheduled to post before the 1st April. Writing this in advance and wondering if I made it?? Hopefully that will take the stress out of having to write and visit. I also plan to visit everyone on the list - hmmm, that could involve not eating, sleeping or taking wee breaks if last years list was anything to go by!

So, you've seen the topic and here's A .......
Anniversary - Jeff suggested we renew our wedding vows on our anniversary. I was happy to wait for our 25th but he was so disappointed that I caved in and agreed we would go for the 20th. (This means of course we can do something special for our 25th too!) Of course we didn't take into account the foot injury, equating to no work and therefore zero funds to pay for the event. But as we'd already paid a substantial deposit we decided to run with it anyway (well, obviously no actual running ;) ) So for this month's A-Z I am going to show you how we saved a lot of money, but still plan an awesome event! And how you can too if you have a special occasion to plan.
Alcohol - People don't nowadays expect a float behind the bar, but if you do want to do that then give each guest a free drink ticket - that way everyone gets one drink and you don't get grumbles about the float having gone before some people have even arrived at the reception! If it's an informal do, like us, then keep an eye out for 3 for 2 bargains, a cheap booze cruise, and even ask everyone to bring a bottle.
Attendants - a word to encompass anyone involved in the 'bridal party' - flower girls - ushers - bridesmaids - best man - etc. etc. etc. And we've tried to ensure as many families are involved as possible!

23 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! And new china, too? Lovely!

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  2. Well why wait, when you have a date! Your celebration plans sound like so much fun, and your tips for saving money are very helpful too.

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  3. What a lovely site - I love your quotes. This is my first atoz
    I look forward to your posts
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  4. What's a float? Is that like a bartender? Congrats on 20 years! My ex and I talked about renewing our vows but as usual, he dropped the ball and lost interest. Small wonder he's my ex. lol

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  5. How to save a lot of money and still plan for an awesome event, I love it! And yay for 20 years, my tenth is coming up right around the corner ;)

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  6. What fun! Happy Anniversary! We celebrate 19 years this year ourselves.

    I'll be back to see more.

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    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

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  7. Here's to many more anniversaries. Loved your A post.

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  8. Well hope your foot heals and you get to go somewhere special. 20 years is an important milestone - enjoy
    Happy A to Zing
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  9. So did you get all your posts done? :)

    Happy twentieth anniversary.

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  10. I just celebrated my 30th anniversary! All the best to the two of you with your ceremony.

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  11. Cool blog. Subscribed and will follow. Congrats on the big 20!

    A-Z Challenge at Father Nature's Corner

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  12. Thanks everyone for the good wishes - and back at everyone celebrating anniversaries too :)
    Charlotte - hope you enjoy your first A-Z - it's exhausting but addictive!
    JoJo - a float is a set amount of money you put behind the bar for people to spend :)
    Julie - sort of! They're all written and scheduled - just need to add photos - pretty amazed with myself for being organised for once LOL!

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  13. Congrats on your 20th! The hubby and I talked about renewing our vows but nothing is tentative. This year will be our 33rd anniversary. Visiting from http://chiwawaluv.blogspot.com/

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    1. 33 years wow - definitely worth celebrating in some way :) x

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  14. happpy Anniversary! heyy thats an A too :D
    Lovely post Suzanne :D

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  15. Hi, Yours is the blog below mine so I'm belatedly following the instructions. I am interested to see that your A to Z experience is similar to mine. I started a new blog for challenges and writing prompts last year. The first challenge I found was A to Z and it was about to start. http://suestrifles.wordpress.com

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  16. Wow! Suzanne, what a fabulous page. I love your ideas. When I eventually get married I will get back to you to plan it for me! Love, love the cutlery and the dresses are just awesome!

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  17. We are headed toward our 23rd Anniversary. Love that you're doing vow renewals, that's so cool! And cute that your hubby is the one who can't wait to do it again.

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  18. So lucky that your whole theme could be filed under A, on the first day of the challenge. How lucky is that? :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — A is for 'Almost Human' (and Action and Androids)

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    1. Hi Kristen, thanks for visiting :) I know, complete fluke, didn't even think about it initially - I was like "Okay, my theme is going to be vow renewal celebrations", it wasn't until I started writing that it clicked LOL! xx

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